capricornus capricornus


  • (n) a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius


  1. Astronomers Have Found The Oldest Known Star Like Our Sun

    Astronomers in Brazil used the European Space Agency's (ESA) Very Large Telescope to find the oldest known star that is similar to our sun. HIP 102152 is located 250 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Capricornus and is believed to be 8.2 billion years old.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Sun's 8.2-Billion-Year-Old Twin Found

    About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus lies a star that looks awfully familiar.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Discovery News

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